New Year’s Resolution Ideas and Heart Healthy Opportunities for 2015

 Looking for a few New Year’s resolutions to commit to this year? Here are some ideas!

  1. If you or your loved ones did not have an annual physical in 2014, call now and schedule one for January 2015.
  1. If you fell off the band wagon when you put an exercise plan in place, consider just making time to WALK each day. 30 minutes of walking (even in (2) 15 minute periods) can help you move your heart health in the right direction! (Park further away/take the stairs at work/conduct a walking meeting at work)
  1. If you tried to make changes in what you are eating and serving at home and are looking for ways on how to enhance those changes…start now. CLICK HERE for tools and resources for cooking!
  1. Consider learning CPR – you never know when you may need it!  CLICK HERE for CPR tools and resources.

The American Heart Association knows that making life style changes is a marathon, not a sprint.  But, if you take one day at a time; make one small positive change a day – you will be taking steps in the right direction putting you and your family on the road to positive heart health!

Mark Your Calendars!!!!

As we enter 2015, the Metro Detroit American Heart Association has many opportunities to engage your friends, family and colleagues in heart healthy initiatives.
Heart Month (February) – Friday, February 6th is National Wear Red Day.

CLICK HERE to be taken to the Wear Red Day website. Scroll down and click on “get free tools and resources”. You will be asked to register and then you will receive a link with posters, table tents, email messaging and much, much more!  You can use this as an awareness opportunity or an opportunity to start fundraising for the 2015 Metro Detroit Heart Walk.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 –  National Start Walking Day!

On this day, employees are encouraged to wear sneakers to work and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It’s a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give your coworkers a friendly push toward a healthier life. CLICK HERE to find out more!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 Metro Detroit Heart Walk

General Motors and UAW – GM are our event Co-Chairs. The event will be held along the Detroit Riverfront on the grounds of the General Motors headquarters at the Ren Cen . This is a family friendly event for all ages!  We are anticipating over 15,000 participants this year!  If you have not already set up your team page, please email me at dawn.barrack@heart.org to get ready!  CLICK HERE to go directly to the Heart Walk website!

Dawn Barrack from the American Heart Association would love the opportunity to meet with you in January to help you put your 2015 Heart Healthy plan in place! Please feel free to contact her at dawn.barrack@heart.org or 248-936-5805 to set up a time. (She will be off starting December 20th and returning to the office on January 5th.)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Years!

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